Special Final Works | Curs 2019/20

Kahoa chocolate / Stefania Matijasevic

Stefania Matijasevic / ESDAP Catalunya / Campus Serra i Abella

Some 50 million people worldwide depend on the production of cocoa, for which women do 40 to 70% of the work on production lines and are paid much less than men, if indeed they receive any payment at all.

Because of gender discrimination, women on cocoa plantations are excluded from decision-making, from owning land and from the most important link in the chain, which is selling the crop. As they do not own land –and therefore have no legal status as farmers– the power of women to form cooperatives, receive training, obtain finance and improve their lives is extremely limited.

The goal of the Kahoa chocolate project to raise awareness about the inequality and discrimination experienced by women in the cocoa industry through a range of chocolate products, which will provide a channel for denouncing this reality. It is hoped that consumers will reflect on the product they are buying and not only on its quality, but also its origin and the circumstances in which it was produced.

Keywords: equality, women, education, chocolate, cocoa


23 September 2020 | ESDAP Catalunya, Graphic design